Each week one of the members of The Indie Exchange will be showcasing one of their covers and telling us the story behind it.
This week’s featured cover is from Mr Right and Other Mongrels by Monique McDonell, designed by Lisa Kelly.
Monique McDonell says:
“When I went to publish this book a friend put me in touch with her sister who was a new designer looking for an opportunity and we hit it off and decided to work together. The tricky part is she lives in the US and I live in Australia so I sent her the synopsis, first three chapters, some photos, images of covers I liked and a brief. I’d already knew I wanted a graphic not a photographic image and we started there. We Skyped once and then she sent me six different covers and I loved them all. I had a hard time choosing.
I wanted the cover to convey the light, fun energy of the book to readers and covey that it was a chick lit book. I also wanted an image that would look good in back and white as a thumbnail on an e-reader. So far I’ve had nothing but positive feedback about the cover from readers.”
Blissfully happy in her own universe Allegra (Ally) Johnson is the sweet best friend everyone wants to have. Quietly and independently wealthy she runs a charming second-hand bookshop in beachside Manly. Heck, sometimes she even goes downstairs from her flat to run the shop in her Chinese silk pyjamas. It sounds like bliss. But is it enough?
When dog-phobic Allegra is rescued from an exuberant canine by the chivalrous Teddy Green, Australia’s hottest TV celebrity and garden make-over guru, her life begins to change. Dramatically!
Unaware of Teddy’s fame Allegra finds herself falling for him, despite her best attempts to resist his charm. Supported by her eccentric family and her fabulous gay friend Justin, Allegra embarks on an on-again off-again romance with Teddy, complicated by his jealous ex-girlfriend, fashionista Louisa and her own narcissistic hippy mother Moonbeam.
Will Ally be able to overcome her insecurities and find happiness with this possible Mr Right or will Teddy’s celebrity lifestyle prove to be too much? Mr Right and Other Mongrels is a light-hearted story about how one chance encounter can change your life.
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